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Re: Parsing arbitrarily-formatted timestamps out of log file entries

by chuckbutler (Monsignor)
on Dec 11, 2009 at 23:44 UTC ( #812464=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Parsing arbitrarily-formatted timestamps out of log file entries

Do not underestimate using unpack for extracting a date and/or time sequence from a record. Also, split the record, using split, into manageable fields. Normally, there is a TAB or a COLON separating the fields. A Google of “unix log file format” may also shed some light. Good luck.

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